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Temple of Poseidon, Sounio

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Study the ruins of Temple of Poseidon, where the ancient Greeks brought sacrifices to the powerful god of the sea, Neptune. The Doric columns still stand 60 m (200 ft) above the ocean, even in their ruined state. The artifacts harvested from the site, including the Kournos of Sounion, are on display at the Athens National Archeological Museum. Take a guided tour from the entrance or walk the grounds on your own along the trail that leads to the temple. The attraction is visible from all around the peninsula, but the view from the ruins is by far the highlight. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. A visit to Temple of Poseidon represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sounio trip builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • The Temple of Poseidon is a must see historical site. The drive from Athens isn't very long and it is a sight to behold at sunset. 
    The Temple of Poseidon is a must see historical site. The drive from Athens isn't very long and it is a sight to behold at sunset.  more »
  • We had a wonderful time at the archeological site, the temple is very pretty and the view is amazing, important historical site and amazing views of the Aegean 
    We had a wonderful time at the archeological site, the temple is very pretty and the view is amazing, important historical site and amazing views of the Aegean  more »
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  • The Temple has a stunning view, and apart from the hugely significant historic value, there is very little too the site. There is also the €10 entrance fee, which i would not describe as value for money. There is a cafe at the site which is friendly and serves food and drinks. But nothing else within walking distance (walking is on main road anyway). I visited the Temple of Poseidon in the morning (apparently the experience is much better at sunset for the views).
  • Lovely place although there is no public transportation to get there. We ended up renting cars at the airport for 45€ each. Its a nice place for a daily/ semi daily trip, including lunch at the nearby Taverns and a slow drive through the countryside

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